Biocontrol and Insect Pathology

Two of the current research projects in this area include those of Dr. Consuelo De Moraes, who is searching for the critical role of chemical communication in ecological interactions across trophic levels, and Dr. Jim Tumlinson, who is investigating the interactions among herbivorous insects, their host plants, and their natural enemies.
  • Professor of Entomology


Entomopathogenic nematodes and fungi; conservation biological control

  • Professor of Entomology
  • Center for Chemical Ecology
  • Center for Pollinator Research


Physiological mechanisms of resistance in gypsy moth to its host specific baculovirus; functions of key viral genes in pathogenesis and transmission of the gypsy moth baculovirus; biological control of hemlock woolly adelgid

  • Research Associate Professor


Control and prevention of bed bug infestations

  • Ralph O. Mumma Professor of Entomology
  • Co-director, Center for Chemical Ecology